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Copley Township Stormwater Drainage Project Status

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April 16, 2010


Meadow Wood Lane Storm Sewer Replacement (Copley Township Resolution dated 4/28/2008)


This project as proposed would replace an existing off-roadway storm sewer located in easements on private properties in a non-assessed subdivision. The storm sewer consists of deteriorated corrugated steel pipe. Sinkholes have developed in the ground above the pipe. The existing 10’ wide easement is not adequate for performance of the work, therefore additional easements and/or work agreements will be needed. Plans and specifications for the work are essentially complete; however additional analysis may be required to insure that adequate floodway is provided for passage of floodwater in the event of a major storm. The property owners are responsible for the maintenance of the off-roadway portion of this storm sewer system. Implementation of this improvement as a public project will require the ditch petition process be initiated by the township or by an affected property owner or owners.


Treetop Spur Drainage Improvements (Copley Township)


This project as proposed would replace an existing off-roadway storm pipe and headwall and re-grade a drainage swale on private properties. The pipe is old and erosion is taking place around the headwall. Easements and/or work agreements will be needed. Plans and specifications for the work are essentially complete; however additional analysis may be required to insure that adequate floodway is provided for passage of floodwater in the event of a major storm. This work is not within an assessed subdivision drainage district therefore the property owners are responsible for the maintenance of the off-roadway portion of this storm sewer system. Implementation of this improvement as a public project will require the ditch petition process be initiated by the township or by an affected property owner or owners.
 
White Pond/Marks Subdivision; aka Dexter/Magdalyn/Oak Tree Drainage Improvements (Copley Township)
This is a ditching/storm sewer project.  The ditching will be in a drainage easement, running through side and rear yards.  This work is located in two older (non-assessed) subdivisions.  The storm sewer replacement would also include replacement of failing pipe within the Dexter Road R/W under the intersection of Oak Tree/Dexter.  The project, as proposed, would replace an undersized storm sewer downstream of the intersection within an existing easement on private property.  Township funds can be utilized for replacement of the storm sewer in the road R/W but to properly implement this project as a public improvement to resolve the concerns of the property owners will require the ditch petition process be initiated by the township or by an affected property owner or owners so that the work on private property can be performed.


Westview Estates Drainage Improvements (Copley Township)


Westview Estates is a subdivision that was platted prior to the County regulations requiring property owner assessments for maintenance of stormwater facilities. The streets were laid out with open roadside ditches and driveway culverts but over the years many of the roadside ditches have been eliminated by yard grading and by the installation of drain tiles in the ditches. Now there are areas where water ponds after rainfalls due to the lack of good roadside drainage. The
standing water is a nuisance and it causes premature deterioration of the street pavement. Portions of the ditch tiles are not functioning properly and drive pipes need to be replaced. The township had considered installing storm sewers along the roads but after this office completed preliminary plans and a cost estimate the project became stalled due to budget restraints. Currently the township has requested that the County Engineer prepare plans for the replacement of the drive culverts and restoration of the roadside ditches. The major portion of this project can be accomplished within the road right-of-way as a road improvement project however as design work progresses it may be found that there are also deficiencies in pipes that carry the stormwater away from the roads on private property also require work. Should this be the case the property owners will either need to agree to pay the cost for the work on their property or the improvements will need to be implemented utilizing the ditch petition procedure wherein the construction and maintenance costs are assessed based upon the benefits and the County assumes the responsibility for their construction and maintenance. This project’s scope will require a significant design effort that is considerably greater than normally provided by this office for maintenance of roadways. Our current work schedule is such that completion of plans and specifications may take several years. If this timeframe is not acceptable to the township we can entertain a township request to utilize the services of an engineering consultant for this work with an agreement that the township will pay the costs of such services.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:26